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Table 32c: Education - Live-born infants with low birthweight (<2,500 grams), by mother's education, United States, 2000

  Total Less than high school graduate* High school graduate* At least some college*
Population group Number % Number % Number % Number %
                 
Total 307,030 7.6 47,561 8.2 88,128 7.9 120,410 6.6
                 
Mother's age                
    20-24 77,324 7.6 22,293 8.1 34,046 7.7 19,606 6.9
    25-29 72,736 6.7 12,119 7.5 23,862 7.3 35,394 6.1
    30-34 63,949 6.9 7,483 8.3 17,580 8.1 37,593 6.2
    35 and over 47,224 8.7 5,666 10.7 12,640 10.1 27,817 7.7
                 
Mother's race                
    American Indian or Alaska Native 2,811 6.8 550 7.2 914 6.7 738 6.5
    Asian 8,968 7.1 674 6.7 1,850 7.3 5,896 6.9
    Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 585 6.6 66 8.7 236 6.3 143 5.1
    Black or African American 80,778 13 12,334 14.8 26,167 13 23,773 11.6
    White 208,818 6.5 33,373 7.1 57,747 6.8 87,268 5.8
                 
Mother's ethnicity                
    Hispanic 52,247 6.4 17,719 6 12,899 6.2 10,245 6.2
    Non-Hispanic 251,622 7.9 29,537 10.6 74,487 8.3 109,101 6.6
      Black or African American 79,243 13.1 12,069 15.2 25,744 13.1 23,330 11.7
      White 155,648 6.6 15,714 9 44,712 6.9 76,616 5.8

*Education data are for persons age 20 and older only.

Note: The population categories used in this table are as reported from the source of the data (see below).

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Vital Statistics System.

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